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Published October 04, 2012, 11:30 PM

Designation dilemma: Domestic partners struggle with appropriate description for relationship

There is no good way to refer to an older person’s live-in companion. And by older, I mean older than 30. This came to my attention in reading the obituary for the man who, after 18 years of living with my mother in a serious, committed, loving relationship, died at age 95. That’s no boyfriend. She’s no girlfriend. But neither was she his wife. She was referred to in the obituary as his “domestic partner.”

By: Laura Jofre, Associated Press, INFORUM

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